Getting fired up about WP 3.4

A new version of WP is on the way! WordPress 3.4 has hit the critical Release Candidate stage which means that the somewhat faint of heart can try it with the help of the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (which is how I do it for this site). From the looks of things, Catherine and I will have […]

WordPress 3 & Parent-Child Themes from WordCamp Vancouver

If you missed WordCamp Vancouver and wanted more than the slides I posted previously, now you can watch Catherine Winters & I talk about WordPress 3.0 just a short while before it came out: As Catherine & I talked about, WordPress 3.0 is a very easy (and fast) update for people who are already using […]

Pre-release Chapter of Using WordPress: Chapter 7-All About Themes

Just in time for WordCamp Vancouver have a chapter of Using WordPress for you to download and read. Chapter 7: All About Themes Chapter 7 covers all the basics of WordPress themes and, yes, it does include WordPress 3. I didn’t get into Custom Post Types or Custom Taxonomies in this chapter because it’s beyond […]

It’s Easy to Make Child Themes with Twenty Ten: Download My First WordPress Theme

One of the parts of Using WordPress that I’ve been spending a lot of time learning the whole WordPress theming area. Theme frameworks, Parent-child themes, CSS, PHP, Menus, Custom Post Types and Custom Taxonomies all interesting parts of WordPress 3.0 that I’ve been delving into and making some headway with. Last night, while working on […]

Trying Twenty Ten for a Time

I’m having an attack of “I want to keep things simple on my blog” so for at least a little while I’m going to use the Twenty Ten theme that will be the new default theme with WordPress 3.0. One of the interesting built-in features are the “Asides”, which this is one of. So…aside from […]